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Re: Where can I find z-scores? [message #12793 is a reply to message #91] Fri, 14 July 2017 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Dear Liz-DHS,

I a couple of questions:

I am working on Ghana DHS

1. So let say we open the children's recod of DHS Ghana 2008. In that you will see two variables as far as height/age standard deviation is concerned: hw5 and hw70. What is the difference between them?

2. If you open the 1988 data of DHS Ghana in the 'height and weight' file you see, for-instance, ht/a standard deviations (according to who) or hc70. is this variable constructed using the new WHO growth standard (haz2006) or does it follow a different standard? Or, are hw 70 and hc70 comparable (constructed with same WHO growth standard)

3. i see these variables are reported in 100s points (like -200, -100), should i divide them by 100 to get the standard deviation- the Z-score?

Best Regards,

 
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